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PIMBA HEADLINES - July 29, 2015

PIMBA ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHEDULE!
PIMBA is excited to release its fall 2015 schedule, including five regular-season shows leading up to Championships on October 24 at Gateway High School!

September 12 - Kiski Area
September 26 - Moon Area
October 3 - Deer Lakes
October 10 - Norwin
October 17 - Penn-Trafford
October 24 - CHAMPIONSHIPS at Gateway

PERFORMANCE ORDER SELECTED
The performance for the five regular season shows was determined by random draw at the PIMBA Summer Meeting and is as follows:
  • Kiski Area - Apollo-Ridge, Springdale, Blackhawk, Norwin, Southmoreland, Rochester Area, Gateway, Fox Chapel Area, Deer Lakes, Kiski Area, Kutztown University
  • Moon Area - Blackhawk, Penn-Trafford, Mars Area, Rochester Area, Leechburg Area, Southmoreland, Trinity, Moon Area
  • Deer Lakes - Springdale, Mars Area, Fox Chapel Area, Hampton, Kiski Area, Gateway, Deer Lakes
  • Norwin - Belle Vernon, Blackhawk, Mars Area, Southmoreland, Deer Lakes, North Penn, Norwin, California University of PA
  • Penn-Trafford - Springdale, Cochranton, Leechburg, Kiski Area, Southmoreland, Trinity, Fox Chapel Area, Rochester Area, Gateway, Hampton, Moon Area, Penn-Trafford

BAND STAFF OPENINGS
The YOUGH High School Band has an immediate opening for a Assistant Marching Band Director. A supplemental contract position, responsibilities include working with the marching band and assisting with the Winter Colorguard. If interested, contact Don Green, Director of Bands, at sandtrapmusic@me.com for more information.

The BLACKHAWK High School Band Program is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Assistant Band Director: Applicants should have marching experience and background in teaching marching technique, footwork, and drill movement. Applicant should also be well versed in a particular instrumental focus - low brass, or saxophone expertise is preferred, but other instrumental focuses are welcome.

Percussion Instructor: Applicants should be well versed in marching battery percussion and be able to rehearse both battery and front ensemble for our Football Band and Competition Band programs. Applicant should be confident in developing technique and musicianship for both. Position also comes with opportunity to apply for instructor of the competitive indoor percussion team as well.

Letters of interest, resumes, and inquiries for both positions can be directed to:
Dave Zaccari, Director of Bands
Blackhawk High School
500 Blackhawk Rd.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

SOUTHMORELAND As of June 5, Southmoreland is still in need of woodwind, brass, percussion and color guard instructors for the upcoming marching season. Contact Shawn Harris, Director of Bands, at harriss@southmoreland.net, for more information.

TRINITY - The 10-time PIMBA Champion Trinity High School Marching Band is announcing the following vacancies:
Assistant Director (Brass Coordinator, High Brass Emphasis Preferred)
Assistant Director (Percussion Coordinator, Battery Emphasis Preferred)
Assistant Director (Visual Coordinator)
Guard Tech
Front Ensemble Tech
Saxophone Tech (Summer Only)
Guard Routine Writer (Competitive Show)
Dance Consultant (as needed to assist with visual aspects)

Preference will be given to those who have previous teaching experience, preferrably in a competitive marching band/drum corps environment. All PA clearances will be required (Act 34, 151, FBI), as will attendance at band camp and summer rehearsals. Assistant Directors will also be required to attend weekly rehearsals and to travel to football games and competitions. Assistant Director salaries are part of the district's negotiated agreement, and will be agreed upon between the Trinity Area School District and the applicant. Guard Writer and Front Ensemble Technician stipends will be agreed upon between candidate and Band Director.

Consideration is underway. To apply, please email a résumé and cover letter detailing your qualifications for the desired position at your earliest convenience to Eric Lauver at lauver.eric@bphawks.org.

LEECHBURG is in need of a color guard instructor for the upcoming marching season, which is a supplemental. All those possibly interested in this position may contact Rob Reams, Director of Bands, at rreams@leechburg.k12.pa.us or 724-842-0571 x400.

PITTSBURGH STEELINE SETS 2015 AUDITIONS
The Pittsburgh Steeline, the official drumline of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has just announced that they will be holding open auditions for new members. Auditions for the 2015 football season will be held on June 7, 2015 and June 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Irish Centre of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill.

For additional information, view their complete release.

PIMBA CROWNS 2014 CHAMPIONS
PIMBA is proud to congratulate EACH of the 14 participating member bands that participated in its 2014 Championships at Penn-Trafford HS on Saturday, November 1.

Even with temperatures at the start of the show in the mid 40’s that dropped to the high 30's by the end of evening, the bands displaced incredible perseverance in their performances before the equally tenacious, extremely supportive audiences. Bravo to ALL bands, staffs and directors along with the parent and family supporters!

PIMBA thanks the Penn-Trafford Band Parents and director David Cornelius for their organization, hospitality for the bands and judges, and tremendous efforts throughout a long, cold day.

In the menu on the lift, locate ‘Scores’ and click on ‘2014’ for a complete list of placements and final scores by class.

PIMBA's 2014 Class Champions are listed below, also representing an unusual identical repeat from 2013 in all four classes.

Class A: Blackhawk
Class AA: Mars
Class AAA: Gateway
Class AAAA: Norwin

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